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Wilfred Ewen Jones (1908 - 1975)

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Wilfred Ewen Jones
1908 - 1975
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1908
Woodend, Australia
Death
1975
Cheltenham, Australia
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Cheltenham, Australia
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Wilfred Ewen Jones was born in 1908 in Woodend, Australia. He is the child of John Andrew Jones and Wina Janet (Ross) Jones. He died in 1975 in Cheltenham, Australia at 67 years of age.
Updated: August 8, 2019
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Wilfred Ewen Jones passed away in 1975 in Cheltenham, Australia at 67 years old. He was born in 1908 in Woodend, Australia. He is the child of John Andrew Jones and Wina Janet (Ross) Jones.
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In 1908, in the year that Wilfred Ewen Jones was born, a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1910, at the age of just 2 years old, Wilfred was alive when the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1959, when he was 51 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1963, Wilfred was 55 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1975, in the year of Wilfred Ewen Jones's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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